June 26, 2016
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'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Review

Yay Endless billows of chiffon, surreal lighting and flexible bamboo stilts—no, it’s not Cirque du Soleil, it’s acclaimed director Julie Taymor’s (The Tempest) interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Fly on the Weiner

A fly on the wall witnesses a campaign in decline via a political documentary that gets up close with Anthony Weiner

Yay Throughout Weiner, the eponymous documentary that chronicles a disgraced politician’s ill-fated run for redemption, Anthony Weiner repeatedly refers to “the thing” that ended his career. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Neigh!

Neigh! How a rag-tag group of misfits rebuilt their lives by becoming thoroughbred equine aficionados

Yay Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance won the coveted audience award at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival for its enchanting look at the implausible success of Dream Alliance.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Once a Marine

New raw documentary exposes the difficulty in reintegrating after military service.

Yay Once a Marine Let’s just assume that Memorial Day means something more than a coveted three-day weekend in the first fair days on the edge of summer.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Love & Friendship

Finally. A period piece that isn’t boring as hell.

Yay Although delightfully uneven, and heavy with both dialogue and horse-drawn carriages, period piece Love & Friendship is thoroughly enjoyable and well made.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Jeff Berg

¡Que Viva!

Music and machismo bring drama to the doorstep, as Viva learns to fly in Havana

Yay Is there anyone who’s not talking about Cuba these days? As the island recently became fair game for American tourists after decades of prohibition on travel, it seems to occupy a new place in the sphere of...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Here They Come to Save the Day

Civil War is every bit as dumb and fun as we’d hoped

Yay Notoriously grumpy comics genius Alan Moore has referred to the recent influx of superhero films as a “cultural catastrophe.” Them’s fightin’ words, but at the rate we’re being inundated with these th...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Alex De Vore

Talking Cats

Only in France

Yay Hand-drawn animated features are a rarity is this day and age. Having one shipped over from Europe that has any kind of resonance is even rarer (the last one that this critic can recall personally was The Tripl...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Ben Kendall

Hail to the King

Oh yeah, movies have actual stories sometimes

Yay Tom Hanks is almost always at his best when he plays the everyman thrust into extraordinary circumstances. He’s America’s sweetheart, and while the man has proven his chops in dozens of memorable films over...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Alex De Vore

El-Dough-Rado

Food critic Jonathan Gold opens the doors to LA’s nosh

Yay Los Angeles is home to about 20 million people. Its greater metropolitan area stretches in all directions for around 500 square miles.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Ben Kendall
 
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